Great article via Slate on how pie evolved into a dessert from its beginning as a meat casserole.
From the article:
Today, you’d be horrified if you ordered a pie and someone tried to serve you a crow baked in tough crust. So how did these semiedible avian tombs evolve into the sweet dish we know and love? The answer has a little to do with the peculiar way words evolved as they crossed the Atlantic and a lot to do with America’s insatiable lust for sugar.For the full article, read How Did Pie Evolve From a Medieval Crow-Meat Casserole Into America's Favorite Dessert? by Rachel E. Gross, via Slate Food.